Dr. Mark Wallert, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and six MSUM Biosciences and Chemistry & Biochemistry students, presented at the 2015 American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) March 28-April 1. Wallert served as a theme organizer for the ASBMB Education and Professional Development theme for the meeting and gave an invited talk entitled, “Diversifying training options for undergraduate and graduate students to support industry careers.” The students participating in the meeting and the titles of their presentations:

  • Scott Buchholz: “The Impact of Calcineurin B Homologous Protein Isoform 2 Expression on Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Cell Function under Hypoxic Conditions”
  • Anne Pius: “α1-Adrenergic Receptor Induced Phosphorylation of the Na+-H+ Exchanger Isoform 1 Regulates Cell Growth and Movement”
  • Molly Strong: “The Role of Platelet Derived Growth Factor Induces Phosphorylation of Na+/H+ Exchanger Isoform 1 in the Regulation of Cell Growth and Movement”
  • Whitney Swanson: “Lysophosphatidic Acid Signaling Stimulates Cell Growth and Migration through Na+-H+ Exchanger Isoform 1 Phosphorylation at Multiple Locations”
  • Clarice Wallert: “Calcineurin B Homologous Protein Isoform 2 (CHP2) Expression and Activity in Non-small Cell Lung Cancer”
  • Rachel Walsh: “Population Health of Horseshoe Crabs (Limulus polyphemus) at Harvested and Unharvested Beaches in South Carolina”